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McDonald’s takes domain names off the menu
Restaurant giant terminates plans for .McDonalds and .MCD domain names. McDonald’s had decided it doesn’t want to run new top level domain names after all. The restaurant chain applied to run the .McDonalds and .MCD top level domain names...
Discussion
July 5, 2017, 8:51 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Here is a chance to win $500
We are always looking for ways that we can give our readers a chance to make money. From the sales posts, to guess where an auction will close, to the .XYZ $500 giveaway on the meaning of AYDACFU. Here is another opportunity to win $500, this one is ...
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July 5, 2017, 8:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
10 Notable NameJet Sales from June
Here are ten sales worth reviewing. NameJet reported 129 sales of $2,000 or more in June 2017 for a total of $810,000. Here are 10 sales that jumped out at me: imoveis.com $32,200 – Do that many people really type in IMovies.com, and do this ma...
Discussion
July 5, 2017, 7:33 pm
The Domains
The Domains
.Africa Added Over 1,000 Domain Registrations in Landrush At A Premium Prices Since the Close Of Sunrise
  The new domain name extension .Africa has added over 1,000 domain registrations since the close of Sunrise in a period known as Landrush. According to the zone file I pulled today there are over 1,000 new domain names since the Sunrise period ...
Discussion
July 5, 2017, 6:53 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How Rightside sold itself
There were lots of twists and turns over the past year as Rightside sold itself. Domain name company Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) announced last month that it would be acquired by Donuts for $213 million. This ended a long and winding road for the company...
Discussion
July 5, 2017, 6:03 pm
The Domains
The Domains
NameJet June sales led by Jingzhou.com
NameJet reported their sales for June and jingzhou.com was the top sale at $65,000. Several two character domains sold, ec.net and jc.net, along with qd.org and 02.org. QA.tv sold for $3,000. The were a lot of L-L.com domains changing hands as well. ...
Discussion
July 5, 2017, 5:56 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly sales led by Flix.IT
Sedo reported their weekly sales and .com did not take the top spot for a change. Flix.it sold for $22,000 to lead the way. Bitcoins.co sold for $10,000. The top .com sale was moneymaster.com at $11,000. MLLM.com I thought this was the best buy out o...
Discussion
July 5, 2017, 10:41 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
It’s time for your half-year checkup
This is a great week to assess your business. I like to base my year around date milestones, and the Fourth of July holiday in the U.S. is a good one. It is basically the mid-point of the year. It’s also a slow week, affording me more time to s...
Discussion
July 4, 2017, 6:29 pm
The Domains
The Domains
ICYMI: The top posts of June on TheDomains
In June we tried to touch upon a few topics like affiliate marketing and trademark law, both articles were well received. Thanks to all our readers and advertisers. The top 5 posts by views for April: Domainers don’t agree on much Do you do any...
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July 4, 2017, 3:55 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Rightside gets its first shareholder lawsuit after acquisition announcement
Unsurprisingly, Rightside has been sued after announcing its planned sale to Donuts. The lawyers are circling. Seattle law firm Breskin Johnson & Townsend PLLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) on behalf of Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) shareholder Susan Pasko...
Discussion
July 3, 2017, 7:12 pm
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